To enable young people to have an opportunity not only to achieve but to also develop and learn new skills, meet new people and provide a firm foundation for building on in the future.

This is just one of the reasons Challenge Expedtions was created.

Challenge Expeditions aims to be as accessible as possible to all those wishing to take part in the DofE adventure.

Aiming to provide an enthusiastic and professional young person focused service, Challenge Expeditions allows young people to take control of their expedition.

All of our staff have a youth work background with a passion for the outdoors and a wealth of experience delivering expeditions.

Having worked with local authorities the Boys Brigade, The Scouts and many other large organisations our staff have the skills, knowledge and experience to ensure your expedition is a success.


Simon is a qualified Youth Worker, with over 12 years of experience working with young people in various settings. Over the last few years, he has been delivering expedition leadership to all ages, from 2 days to week-long trips including training and taking young people on expeditions at all levels.

With previous experience working as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Development Worker in his local council, Simon has a sound knowledge of the Award enabling him not only to manage large scale expeditions but also advise others about the other elements of the Award from a participant level right through to Operating Authority.

As a Qualified Mountain Leader and excellent knowledge of the Peak District, Lake District and Snowdonia National Parks, Simon is keen to introduce others to the outdoors to enable them to experience the beauty and enjoyment of life outdoors, even if it’s just a snippet! 

Simon loves to wild camp and enjoys introducing others to the mountains in a safe, professional, and, most of all, fun way.


Pam is a qualified Youth Worker with over 5 years of experience working with young people in various settings. 

Pamela is a passionate outdoor enthusiast wanting to spend her time introducing and supporting others to the great outdoors. 

With many years of experience in the UK mountain’s Pam has the knowledge to ensure that others have fun yet are safe when out and about with Challenge Expeditions.

With qualifications in human resources and travel and tourism, Pam is largely responsible for the extensive work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure an expedition is a success. 

She does love to get outside however and is also a fully qualified Mountain Leader, so you may just see her on the hill as well!